Time to Halt the Cancer of Racism; 'Refugees Just Want a Safe Place to Live'
AS an independent Dublin city councillor and the principal of a north inner city school I am deeply concerned at the rise of racism in Ireland.
I have constantly spoken out against racism on our streets and in our cities and because of this, I have received an anonymous death threat in the post over the last fortnight.
But I will not be silenced as long as there is the potential for another attack on an individual because of their race, creed or colour in Ireland.
The vicious attack on David Richardson and his family in Pearse Street has shocked the people of Ireland, not least the people of Pearse Street who are horrified that such an attack could happen on their doorstep.
The majority of Irish people abhor such actions but the reality is these are happening with a frightening regularity.
A number of political leaders have been incredibly negative in their views and attitudes towards asylum seekers and this only serves …
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Publication information: Article title: Time to Halt the Cancer of Racism; 'Refugees Just Want a Safe Place to Live'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Sunday Mirror (London, England). Publication date: June 18, 2000. Page number: 6. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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